August 1984 – Volume 8 • Number 8


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Articles in August 1984

Rock 'n' Jazz Clinic

Funk With 32nd Notes

In this study I've applied single and double strokes in 32nd-note value to the funk style. Because the rock/funk feel is based on straight 8th notes, the 32nd notes work very well. The tempo is slow (quarter note = 72-80…

by Paul Nieft, Jr.
Jul 18, 2018

Drummers and Put-Downs

The drummer, more than any other musician, is routinely subjected to dumb, uninformed put-downs. It seems to start very early in life. For example, very young drummers-to-be might hear their parents say, "Oh no, not the drums. They are so…

by Roy Burns
Jul 18, 2018

Will Dower — Australian Sessionman

THERE'S no denying that in recent months a very significant amount of the world's innovative music and musicians have been coming from Australia. One has only to look at the hit songs and top acts to see names like Men…

by Rick Van Horn
Jul 18, 2018

Bob Moses — Dreamer

Watching Bob Moses hover over his drums at Right Track Studios in Manhattan like a marionette spider, deadpanning Buster Keatonish responses to the groove of fellow- percussionists Don Alias, Billy Hart and Pheeroan ak Laff, I thought back to what he'd…

by Chip Stern
Jul 18, 2018

Thommy Price — Thunder & Lightening

THIS man is rock 'n' roll history,

by Connie Fisher
Jul 18, 2018